FORGE Cebu - Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors, Inc.

FORGE is a social development NGO founded in June 1987. It is duly registered as a non-stock, non-profit organization with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 4, 1989, and is accredited with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the local government units in Cebu.

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Touching lives. Forging communities.

For 30 years, FORGE has organized various groups-urban poor wanting in basic services; trisikad drivers demanding for a continued operation at the ports, and prostituted women and children trying to break the cycle of violence in their lives. For three decades, FORGE has gained the reputation as a staunch advocate for the urban poor and human rights.

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A sustainable social development NGO empowering the marginalized sector towards just and resilient communities.
To enable the poor and marginalized communities in indentifying and addressing personal, family, commnuity and social issues ans risks through community organizing and social outreach.
FORGE works toward:
  • An empowered people and just & resilient communities (strengthen family relationship, protection of children’s rights, building self-reliant POs, integration of DRRM-CCA)
  • Inclusive and responsive governance (capacitate and influence duty-bearers and service providers to effectively respond to communities and children’s issues)
  • Building FORGE as a resource center

Community Organizing Division

The Community Organizing Division (COD) primarily works with the urban poor---men, women, and children. The COD is working with communities struggling for the absence of security of land tenure, the lack of basic social services and livelihood opportunities, and exclusion of the poor from governance and other development processes. COD implementing projects like Building Disaster Resilient Communities in Metro Cebu (BDRC-MC) Project, funded by Misereor-Germany; Sustaining Community Organizing for People’s Empowerment (SCOPE) Project, funded by Christian Aid-UK, and has also inked a partnership with Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) for its Building Disability Inclusive Disaster Resilient Urban Communities Project in partnership with Disabled Peoples Organizations.

Through the support of Christian Aid-UK, Misereor-Germany and Arbeiter Samariter Bund (ASB)- Germany, the Community Division focused its work on building capacity and critical-consciousness of FORGE’s partners at the leadership and mass membership level and to enable them to successfully engage in local governance. The Community Organizing Division is geared towards intensifying its work with individuals, families and people’s organizations for empowerment, claim-making and policy-influencing.

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Social Outreach Division

The Social Outreach Division’s work centers on the rescue of commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and focus on their psycho-emotional healing and the rebuilding of their dreams. Based on FORGE’s 30 years of experience in this field of outreach work, the organization recognizes the existence of cycle of violence and abuse. Thus, the strategy is to empower the child and his/her family in order to break the cycle of violence and exploitation. The Division conducts massive anti-trafficking and child protection campaigns and community/sectoral mobilizations, runs two activity centers and two temporary shelters separate for girls and boys, conducts street education, facilitates scholarship program, undertakes outreach work in identified CSEC hang-outs and reach out to priority families through home visits and counseling to ready them for the eventual reintegration of rescued children.

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Implemented Projects

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THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors, Inc.

9B Christopher Street, Doña Maria Village 1
Punta Princesa, Cebu City 6000

+63 32 239-8947

+63 32 345-4029

forge_cebu@yahoo.com